Casa Hope for Children 2015

In the life of a child, CASA brings Hope

Phone: (817) 599-6224 Fax: (817) 887-5541

Meet the Staff

Kathy Meyer - Executive Director

Kathy Meyer

In November of 2018, Kathy Meyer joined CASA Hope for Children as Executive Director.  Prior to joining CASA, Kathy had been the President of KM Consulting Group, a full service Human Resources consulting company specializing in providing comprehensive, human resources expertise and services to small and mid-size companies.  Kathy started KM Consulting Group in 2001 after identifying a need for small business owners to have access to human resources expertise.  Since then, she has worked with all types of clients, from the business with two to three employees to larger international clients such as Hyatt Hotels.  
Prior to founding her company, she spent 20+ years in executive Human Resources positions at subsidiaries of Citigroup, Ford, and GE.  Her scope of authority in these positions covered multiple countries and thousands of employees. 

Located in Weatherford, she is actively involved in the community currently serving on the Weatherford Rotary Board.  She is a member of the Weatherford Chamber and East Parker County Chamber and chairs the EPCC Governmental Affairs committee.   Previous Board service includes Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, CASA Hope for Children, Crossroads Youth Ministries, and the Easter Parker County Chamber of Commerce.


Monica Riedlinger - Program Director

Monica Riedlinger

Monica has been with CASA since August of 2012. She has circulated through many positions at the CASA office and has enjoyed learning so much through her transitions. She is very excited to advance in the CASA program and provide guidance to the staff as well as the volunteers. She is married with two rambunctious little boys who keep her very busy with sports throughout the year, which her and her husband help coach. She is currently working on her psychology degree and has recently graduated from Weatherford College. She hopes to one day become a counselor for children.



Christina Phenix - Recruiter & Trainer

Christina Phenix

Christina, wife and mother of three children and four step children, received a degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University and has a passion for children.  After being a preschool teacher for over eight years, Christina joined the CASA program to further help children in need.  Christina is very excited to be a part of the CASA family and is eager to make a difference in our community.




Kaite Cothrum - Development Coordinator

Kaite Cothrum

Kaite Cothrum has been with CASA - Hope for Children for 3 years.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Science from Tarleton State University and enjoys spending time with her 6 year old son and Fiance.  Kaite has graciously taken on a new role as the Development Coordinator and is ready to see where this path leads her!  She looks forward to working with the community and individuals involved with CASA to raise funds for the future years to come.  She is dedicated to helping make CASA - Hope for Children a successful non-profit organization and is eager to spread our mission and advocate for the abused and neglected children in our surrounding counties.


Trisha Duke - Volunteer Coordinator

Trisha Duke

Trisha started with CASA - Hope for Children as an intern in 2011 and is now excited to assist volunteer advocates as they work for the children. Trisha is very passionate about the program and helping the children of Palo Pinto & Parker counties. She graduated in 2016 from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Social Work.




Cheryl Duke - Volunteer Coordinator

Cheryl Duke

A graduate of Texas Woman’s University, retired Registered Nurse and mother of two wonderful, grown children, a daughter and a son. She is a native west Texan and has lived in Parker County 34 years.  Cheryl loves her job, but hates the reason for it.





Taylor Merrill - Volunteer Coordinator

Taylor Merrill

Taylor started with CASA - Hope for Children as a volunteer advocate in the summer of 2017, and now as a staff member she is excited to continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in the court system.  Taylor graduated from Wayland Baptist University in February of 2017 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services degree.  She has a wonderful husband and two dogs, Jazz and Hambone.  Taylor is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work for such a great organization like CASA and live out her calling of serving those in need.